Influence Index 2020: Most Influential Bulgarian MEPs

Note: this country-based report is part of the broader study that measured the influence of MEPs from all 27 EU Members States. To consult the methodology and cross-country comparisons check out the full study.

The analysis uses data and insights from the one-year period up to August 2020. There have since been some changes in European parliamentary seats and leadership positions. 

1) Andrey Novakov (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, EPP), one of the youngest MEPs, is Coordinator of  the Regional Development Committee for EPP. He is also a member of the Budget Committee and the Albania Delegation. Novakov is known for his efforts to boost youth entrepreneurship, increase funding under Horizon 2020, such as Erasmus+, and for his work regarding the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, in order to support those that have lost their jobs.

2) Andrey Kovatchev (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, EPP) is one the Vice-Chairs of the EPP group, as well as the head of his national party in the European Parliament. During the previous term, Kovatchev was quaestor of the EP and Vice-Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Kovatchev has led policy files on the EU’s relations with international organisations.

3) Emil Radev (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, EPP), a second-term MEP, is the Vice-Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. He is also a member of the Petitions Committee and of the ACP Delegation. This MEP led the report in the use of information for the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution for certain criminal offences. During the previous term Radev was a member of the Legal Affairs Committee.

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Read our overall assessment on the most politically influential MEPs in the European Parliament and the most politically influential MEPs on different policy areas.

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